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Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Reviewed 8 March 2012

The price during the winter season is excellent. If you stay on the 3rd floor you can have a kitchenette for a little more money. The owners are friendly and accommodating. The view of the Yellowstone River and surrounding mountains is breath-taking. But the most important thing was a clean room!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

For the price this hotel is perfect. We came in after a full day snowmobiling in Yellowstone and wanted somewhere close, warm and not too expensive and the Absaroka is all that. The heating works well, the Internet works well, the beds are comfortable, the shower is hot. What more could you need?

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

stayed here with my family on 8th Oct 2011. the price was ok. the room that we had, had a kitchenett.
rooms were pretty clean and we've got a small balcony that overlooked a river running through Gardiner.
the owners were friendly & nice.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

My wife and I drove to Gardner on Friday morning, checked in, and spent the rest of the day in Yellowstone. We returned to the lodge just before dark and settled in for the night. The room was clean, the beds had been around a while, but were comfortable. The room was warm, and we were well-rested by morning. The location was convenient (right across the Yellowstone River from the entrance to the park) and we were sorry that it was summer so we could have left the door to the patio overlooking the river open to hear the sound of the rapids below. We will stay here again.

Room Tip: Of the 8 motels in Gardiner, this one is ranked number 3. The ground level rooms and those on the se...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

In response to some of the reviews, remember that most people staying in this area just want a good place to crash after long days in Yellowstone. The proprietor, Clay is a nice guy and will be glad to offer suggestions for restaurants, etc. All rooms have a nice view of the river and looking back at the small town of Gardiner. The rooms are clean, and decent, just not brand new. We stayed here 5 years ago and returned and would return again. Gardiner is a small town, but it has its cute charms for a small tourist "hub" on the edge of Yellowstone.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

I stayed here about 20 years ago. There was a ex cop from LA running the place, his name is Clay. The Place is getting a bit of age on it but if you are doing Yellowstone Park and are looking for the best rate in town this is your spot. Just on the other side of the river, close to the few restaurants that are open downtown in the off season. The rooms are, and most over look the river itself. You can hear the rushing water from the room. Rooms have a balcony that overlook the river. It's rustic in a 70's sort of way but everything works and they have WiFi. The beds are okay, plumbing is good. Carpet needs replacing and another blanket would be nice. The air conditioner/heater is one of those that sticks through the wall but is operated by a thermostat on the wall. Confusing as there are two set of controls but they have thoughtfully taped instruction to the thermostat. This must lead to many complaints that the air does not work. Lighting could be better but they have powerstrips which is good if you are recharging for the park. Can't say enough about Yellowstone National Park. Makes me proud to be an American. Beautiful and the Asaroka is convenient after a day in the Park. Office closes at 7PM and the reccomended restaurant closes at 8PM but it gets dark at 5:30 in the fall. You should be able to make it from the Tower or the Lake. This is still a keeper, barely.

Excellent Rate!!! No discounts, you don't need one.

Room Tip: Ground Floor, River Balcony. You can go look at the rooms.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

We stopped here one night and were not that impressed. Our room was cheap and moderately clean, small and lacking all the amenities that you might expect in other hotels, like a hairdresser. The rooms are dated and could do with modernisations, especially the beds which are well used. The view over the river is impressive, and the location ideal for walking into town, just across the river. Unfortunately we would not stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chris H, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2012

You'll be happy to know that in January of 2012 we renovated our hotel upgrading all of the rooms with plush new beds, high profile toilets, and brand new carpeting throughout the hallways and office among other things.

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Additional Information about Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge

Address: 310 Scott St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7793
Region: United States > Montana > Gardiner
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Gardiner
Price Range: $135 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motel is strategically located directly on the banks of the Yellowstone River.... right at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, two blocks from Roosevelt Arch.Our rooms are extremely clean, come with free wifi and stunning views. In January of 2012 we renovated adding plush new beds to every room, new toilets, and new carpeting in the hall ways and office. Most rooms have a private balcony which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views.We have Satellite TV, AC, outstanding hospitality and complimentary in-lobby tea, coffee and hot chocolate.We encourage you to stay with us and make your trip to YNP a trip to remember.Sincerely, Absaroka Lodge Ownership. ... more   less 
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